• The association of birthweight with age at natural menopause: a population study of women in Norway 

      Bjelland, Elisabeth Krefting; Gran, Jon Michael; Hofvind, Solveig; Eskild, Anne (International Journal of Epidemiology;Published 21 October 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-10)
      Background: Previous studies suggest that birthweight may influence age at natural menopause, but the evidence remains inconclusive. Thus, we aimed to estimate the association of birthweight with age at natural menopause. ...
    • Automated volumetric analysis of mammographic density in a screening setting: Worse outcomes for women with dense breasts 

      Moshina, Nataliia; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Lee, Christoph I.; Akslen, Lars A.; Tsuruda, Kaitlyn; Elmore, Joann G.; Hofvind, Solveig (Radiology;Volume: 258, Issue: 2,, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-06-24)
      Purpose: To describe screening outcomes from BreastScreen Norway stratified by volumetric breast density (VBD). Materials and Methods: This retrospective study included data from 107 949 women aged 50–69 years (mean age ...
    • Breast cancer mortality after implementation of organized population-based breast cancer screening in Norway. 

      Sebuødegård, Sofie; Botteri, Edoardo; Hofvind, Solveig (Journal of the National Cancer Institute;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background We estimated breast cancer (BC) mortality reduction associated with invitations to a nation-wide population based screening program and changes in treatment, in Norway. Material and methods BreastScreen ...
    • Breast cancer mortality in participants of the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program 

      Hofvind, Solveig; Ursin, Giske; Tretli, Steinar; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Møller, Bjørn (Cancer;119(17), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-29)
      BACKGROUND The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program started in 1996. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report using individual-based data on invitation and participation to analyze breast cancer mortality ...
    • Breast compression across consecutive examinations among females participating in BreastScreen Norway 

      Wåde, Gunvor Gipling; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Hogg, Peter; Hofvind, Solveig (British Journal of Radiology;Volume 91, Issue 1090, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-13)
      Objective: Breast compression is used in mammography to improve image quality and reduce radiation dose. However, optimal values for compression force are not known, and studies have found large variation in use of compression ...
    • Breast compression and experienced pain during mammography by use of three different compression paddles 

      Moshina, Nataliia; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Evensen, Kate Torild; Hantho, Caroline; Iden, Kari Alette; Hofvind, Solveig (European Journal of Radiology;Volume 115, June 2019, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Objectives: We aimed to compare pain experienced during screening mammography, using three different compression paddles: a fixed paddle standardizing pressure (study paddle), a flexible, and a fixed paddle. Material and ...
    • Compression forces used in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program 

      Wåde, Gunvor Gipling; Moshina, Nataliia; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Hogg, Peter; Hofvind, Solveig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Objective: Compression is used in mammography to reduce breast thickness, which is claimed to improve image quality and reduce radiation dose. In the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), the recommended ...
    • Cost differences between digital tomosynthesis and standard digital mammography in a breast cancer screening programme: results from the To-Be trial in Norway 

      Moger, Tron Anders; Swanson, Jayson O.; Holen, åsne Sørlien; Hanestad, Berit; Hofvind, Solveig (European Journal of Health Economics;Volume 20, pages 1261–1269 (2019), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-31)
      Background: Several studies in Europe and the US have shown promising results favouring digital breast tomosynthesis compared to standard digital mammography (DM). However, the costs of implementing the technology in ...
    • Cross-national comparison of screening mammography accuracy measures in U.S., Norway, and Spain 

      Domingo, Laia; Hofvind, Solveig; Hubbard, Rebecca A.; Roman, Martha; Benkeser, David; Sala, Maria; Castells, Xavier (European radiology;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-11-11)
      Objective To compare accuracy measures for mammographic screening in Norway, Spain, and the US. Methods Information from women aged 50–69 years who underwent mammographic screening 1996–2009 in the US (898,418 ...
    • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Synthetic 2D Mammography versus Digital Mammography: Evaluation in a Population-based Screening Program 

      Hofvind, Solveig; Hovda, Tone; Holen, åsne Sørlien; Lee, Christoph I.; Albertsen, Judy; Bjørndal, Hilde; Brandal, Siri Helene Bertelsen; Gullien, Randi; Lømo, Jon; Park, Daehoon; Romundstad, Linda; Suhrke, Pål; Vigeland, Einar; Skaane, Per (Radiology;Volume 287: Number 3—June 2018, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-03-01)
      Purpose: To compare the performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and two-dimensional synthetic mammography (SM) with that of digital mammography (DM) in a population-based mammographic screening program. Materials ...
    • Gender, letters, relatives, and God: mediating actors in mammographic screening among Pakistani women in Norway. 

      Bhargava, Sameer; Hofvind, Solveig; Moen, Kåre (Acta Radiologica Open;Volume 8, issue 9, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-19)
      Background: Pakistani immigrant women in Norway have lower attendance rates in the national breast cancer screening program (BreastScreen Norway) compared to non-immigrants and immigrants from most other countries. Purpose: ...
    • Interval breast cancer rates and histopathologic tumor characteristics after false-positive findings at mammography in a populationbased screening program 

      Hofvind, Solveig; Sagstad, Silje; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Chen, Ying; Roman, Martha; Lee, Christoph I. (Radiology;287(1), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-12-14)
      Purpose To compare rates and tumor characteristics of interval breast cancers (IBCs) detected after a negative versus false-positive screening among women participating in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening ...
    • LIMT is a novel metastasis inhibiting lncRNA suppressed by EGF and downregulated in aggressive breast cancer 

      Sas-Chen, Aldema; Aure, Miriam Ragle; Leibovich, Limor; Carvalho, Silvia; Enuka, Yehoshua; Körner, Cindy; Polycarpou-Schwarz, Maria; Lavi, Sara; Nevo, Nava; Kuznetsov, Yuri; Yuan, Justin; Azuaje, Francisco; Ulitsky, Igor; Diederichs, Sven; Wiemann, Stefan; Yakhini, Zohar; Kristensen, Vessela N.; Børresen-Dale, Anne-Lise; Yarden, Yosef; Sauer, Torill; Geisler, Jürgen; Hofvind, Solveig; Bathen, Tone Frost; Borgen, Elin; Engebråten, Olav; Fodstad, Øystein; Garred, Øystein; Geitvik, Gry; Kåresen, Rolf; Naume, Bjørn; Mælandsmo, Gunhild; Russnes, Hege Elisabeth Giercksky; Schlichting, Ellen; Sørlie, Therese; Lingjærde, Ole Christian; Sahlberg, Kristine Kleivi; Skjerven, Helle; Fritzman, Britt (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as regulators of gene expression in pathogenesis, including cancer. Recently, lncRNAs have been implicated in progression of specific subtypes of breast cancer. One aggressive, ...
    • Lower attendance rates in immigrant versus non-immigrant women in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme 

      Bhargava, Sameer; Tsuruda, Kaitlyn; Moen, Kåre; Bukholm, Ida; Hofvind, Solveig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Objective The Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme invites women aged 50-69 to biennial mammographic screening. Although 84% of invited women have attended at least once, attendance rates vary across the country. ...
    • Mammographic breast density over time among women who have participated in BreastScreen Norway 

      Moshina, Nataliia; Waade, Gunvor Gipling; Roman, Marta; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Hofvind, Solveig (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging;Proceedings Volume 10718, 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI 2018); 107180C (2018), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-07-06)
      Background: We analyzed the consistency in absolute and percent density using an automated method for estimating volumetric breast density among women who attended BreastScreen Norway 2007-2015. Material and Methods: We ...
    • Mammographic density and histopathologic characteristics of screen-detected tumors in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program 

      Moshina, Nataliia; Ursin, Giske; Hoff, Solveig Roth; Akslen, Lars A.; Roman, Marta; Sebuødegård, Sofie; Hofvind, Solveig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background: High mammographic density might mask breast tumors, resulting in delayed diagnosis or missed cancers. Purpose: To investigate the association between mammographic density and histopathologic tumor ...
    • Menopausal hormone therapy and colorectal cancer: a linkage between nationwide registries in Norway. 

      Botteri, Edoardo; Støer, Nathalie Charlotte; Sakshaug, Solveig; Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Vangen, Siri; Hofvind, Solveig; de Lange, Thomas; Bagnardi, Vincenzo; Ursin, Giske; Weiderpass, Elisabete (BMJ Open;Volume 7, Issue 11, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-15)
      Objectives: With the present study, we aimed to investigate the association between menopausal hormone therapy (HT) and risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Setting: Cohort study based on the linkage of Norwegian population-based ...
    • Menopausal hormone therapy and risk of melanoma: Do estrogens and progestins have a different role? 

      Botteri, Edoardo; Støer, Nathalie; Sakshaug, Solveig; Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Vangen, Siri; Hofvind, Solveig; Ursin, Giske; Weiderpass, Elisabete (International Journal of Cancer;Volume 141, Issue 9, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-01)
      The association between use of menopausal hormone therapy (HT) and occurrence of skin malignant melanoma (SMM) is controversial. We investigated the issue in a nationwide cohort of 684,696 Norwegian women, aged 45-79 ...
    • Patient doses from screen-film and full-field digital mammography in a population-based screening programme 

      Hauge, Ingrid Helen Ryste; Pedersen, Kristin; Sanderud, Audun; Hofvind, Solveig; Olerud, Hilde Merete (Radiation protection dosimetry;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-02-17)
      The aim of this study was to compare mean glandular dose (MGD) in all full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and screen film mammography (SFM) systems used in a national mammography screening program. MGD from 31 screening ...
    • Polymorphisms in hormone metabolism and growth factor genes and mammographic density in Norwegian postmenopausal hormone therapy users and non-users 

      Ellingjord-Dale, Merete; Lee, Eunjung; Couto, Elisabeth; Ozhand, Ali; Qureshi, Samera A; Hofvind, Solveig; van Den Berg, David J; Akslen, Lars A; Grotmol, Tom; Ursin, Giske (Breast Cancer Research;14 (R135), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012-10-27)
      Introduction Mammographic density (MD) is one of the strongest known breast cancer risk factors. Estrogen and progestin therapy (EPT) has been associated with increases in MD. Dense breast tissue is characterized by ...